Nearly 40% of American Adults are Obese New Survey Shows

According to a recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 18.5% of American children and 39.6% of American adults were classified as obese as of 2015-2016, the most recent years for which statistics are available. The results are statistically unchanged from the previous period of 2013-2014 but are about 30% higher than they were in […]

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President Trump Urges Jeff Sessions to Find Anti-Trump Op-Ed Author

President Donald Trump has instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to find the author of an anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times last week. The piece, purportedly written by a senior administration official, claims several administration officials are actively working to thwart President Trump’s agenda. “President Trump is facing a test to his presidency […]

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Nike Confirms it Will Air New Kaepernick Ad in NFL’s Season Opener

Nike has signed controversial former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a multi-year, multi-million dollar endorsement deal. Reports are that Kaepernick’s deal is structured to mirror deals of current, active, star-level NFL players. He will have his own apparel line consisting of clothing and shoes, and receive “millions per year plus royalties.” Kaepernick first caught the […]

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California to Do Away with Cash Bail System

In sweeping reforms announced this week the state of California has done away with its cash bail system. Release from custody for defendants will be determined by a public-risk assessment conducted by court employees or a contracted public agency. The move is intended to address what reformers consider inequalities in the bail system. “Today, California […]

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Republican Maverick Senator John McCain Dead at 81

Six-term Senator from Arizona John McCain died yesterday. He was 81 years old. McCain had been battling gioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, for more than a year. On Friday his family announced he would discontinue treatment because the “progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age” had delivered “their verdict,” they said. […]

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Russia Calls U.S. Treatment of Detained Russian Borderline Torture

Russia has characterized the U.S. government’s treatment of a Russian citizen who has been detained by the FBI as bordering on torture. Twenty-nine-year-old Russian citizen Maria Butina was arrested in July, accused of being a Russian spy and of trying to influence U.S. politics. “We grow more worried about the situation with Maria Butina, a […]

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The New York Public Library Begins Lending Out Ties, Briefcases and Handbags

The New York Public Library has begun to loan out ties, briefcases and handbags as part of its “Grow Up Work Fashion” lending program. The program looks to help underprivileged New Yorkers dress professionally for a job interview, and even graduations and other formal events. “I’ve held a number of job-hunting workshops at the branch […]

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NYU Announces Free Tuition for its Medical Students

New York University has announced that effective immediately the tuition of all of its current and future medical students will be covered by the institution. The decision affects ninety-three first-year students and another 350 students who have up to three years left in their programs. The announcement was made Thursday at the NYU’s medical school, […]

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14-Year-Old Inventor Creates Wall to Protect Students from School Shootings

Fourteen-year-old Audrey Larson has a list of inventions to her credit, including glow-in-the-dark pajamas and a device that pets your dog. This year however she’s focused her ingenuity on a much more serious issue: school shootings. Larson, a resident of Connecticut, was looking for an idea to submit to the Connecticut Invention Convention. Discussions with […]

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